Inspired by Corrissey's latest avatar....
Post all your Michael Schoeffling memories / photos / thesis papers here!
Let's start with this Morrissey quote, found in one of sistasheila's rare interview scans, entitled "You and I, This Land is Ours" by Ashley Heath.
Half of the Frink thread needed smelling salts after this revelation:
GQ Sept 1980:
^ *Dies* They really do look similar.
So where is Michael now? It's very true that he got married and had kids. He now makes furniture in Pennsylvania.
This was the most recent spotting I could find on the Internet, posted August 2001 here:
"I live in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, and am as star struck as anyone else. We were in the middle of remodeling our home a few months back and looking for new furniture. We went to a couple of places and found nothing to our liking. Then we went to a third place. As my parents were looking around I saw this guy in the back of the store and almost fainted. It was Michael Schoeffling, the guy who played Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles. I immediately knew it was him because I've seen the movie more than 100 times (literally). He gained some weight and looked older, but I knew it was him. I wasn't going to but I knew I might never get the opportunity again. So, I casually approached him and asked him if his name was Michael Schoeffling. He laughed and said it was. I couldn't believe it. I told him how much I loved Sixteen Candles and how I wish it were real life for me. I asked him why he was now a carpenter instead of an actor in Hollywood, and he said that he knew movie roles were getting more difficult to get so he decided to move back to Pennsylvania and start his own business. He now makes his own furniture. ... I only got to talk to him for a few minutes because my parents were ready to leave. It's like a dream because he was so nice and I never ever would have believed I would have met a celebrity in Pennsylvania. And he was such a nice guy."
MUCH more to come....